Sweet and Simple Magazine: Toyota Highlander 2014 * Fun Family Favorite * Sweet Rides 2014

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Toyota Highlander 2014 * Fun Family Favorite * Sweet Rides 2014

I am in LOVE with the 2014 Toyota Highlander. From the comfortable seats to the ample drink holders to the smooth ride this is the family vehicle for mothers for 2014.

Let's start with the smooth ride. I had the opportunity to drive the new Highlander on some slick icy roads of winter ice storms. The Toyota Highlander handled like a dream. I was able to go up some steep hills in my unplowed and unsalted/sanded neighborhood roads with ease. It was like I was driving on a warm day in June.
The reason for the great control is due to the Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive (AWD). It distributes engine power from front to rear and manages the vehicle’s braking system from side to side, giving you better control for bad weather roads to off roading. It makes a HUGE difference when driving in bad weather.

Family, friends and fun all fit into the Toyota Highlander. With seating for 8, multiple seat folding options we are able to move kids, teens and all their gear. The folding seats, with 60/40 split fold-flat third-row seat with sliding headrests and recline function are quick easy and comfortable.

It's the little extras that make all the difference. The Toyota Highland boasts eight cup holders and four bottle holders. Eight! This means everyone has a place for their drink plus space for 4 bottles of water.

How about the dual sun visors with sliding function and illuminated vanity mirrors. The sliding function on a visor at sunset on a sunny day is a big deal. 

Standard three 12V auxiliary power outlets (two front and one second-row) and one 120V auxiliary AC power outlet (second-row). Tech plug-in charging station on the go, check.

This one is for the moms, second-row retractable window sunshades. No more sticky window shade things that come off all the time. Hooray! the baby and kids can ride in comfort out of the sun. 

Another favorite for mom's the conversation mirror so you can see the kids with a quick glance. Plus, there are map lights and sunglasses storage too.

Cold winter loving features- Leather-trimmed heated tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel, perforated leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front-row seats and perforated leather-trimmed heated second-row captain's chair. These heated features are a dream in single digit temperatures.

The color options for the 2014 Toyota Highlander are gorgeous. Oh, and the gas milage for a full size SUV is 20/25 mpg. Nice.

"Let's go places!" I know I will love to in the new 2014 Toyota Highlander. It's my favorite so far this year.